May 4, 1864, Mackey’s
Salt Lick, C. N.,
Major General Jas. G. Blunt to Major General Curtis
MACKEY'S SALT LICK, C. N., May 4, 1864.
It is certain that Quantrill, with over 80 men, has gone north. He crossed the Arkansas River west of Fort Gibson on the 21st. His destination was Kansas and Missouri. If pressed too hard it was his intention to disband his men, that they may make their escape out of the country across the plains to the gold mines and other places. He was driven out of Texas by the rebels for indiscriminate murder and robbery. I am water-bound, and cannot tell when I will get to Leavenworth.
JAS. G. BLUNT,
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